Re: If you need to /force/ people to help you, that should tell you something
At least here if you try to do stuff the cops do you are the criminal. If the cops are in you should let them do their jobs, trying to 'help' will put you in bad waters. The only way you can 'help' is 1- if there is a warrant compelling you to grant access or 2- if the cop asks you and the situation does not involve violence or crime (ie: a car accident when first responding). So wtf does this guy want?
I wonder if the copyrights will expire within the next millennium in the US. If it happens I do hope somebody makes something that would be blatantly infringing and rubs all over the faces of the morons from the estate. Naked for added fun.
If it can be abused it will be abused it seems. How can we know NSA doesn't replace such firmware with something that meets their ends for instance? Or China intel? Or whoever? Seems it's an 'useful' feature that is not that useful after all.
Even if there is a case where encryption prevents authorities from solving a crime it still should not be banned or backdoored. But honestly if proper investigative work is done the results should be the same: if the criminal got in touch with the victims and harassed them asking for the calls, footage of cameras nearby, witnesses and so on will confirm. If the criminal acted out of his/her own twisted mind you just can't get any communications but there are plenty of alternatives to try.
The article falsely argues that full disk encryption only provides "marginal" benefits to users
You know, this crusade against encryption is so full of bullshit that they often put their own arguments against each other. If the benefit is so marginal then it shouldn't be an issue for law enforcement of the alleged most powerful nation in the world.
One wonders if Cyrus Vance, Francois Molins, Adrian Leppard and Javier Zaragoza also bemoan the act that criminals can speak to each other in person and no warrant will ever reveal what they said.
Cameras with ambient mics everywhere? Don't underestimate these people.
That's why I used "may remain" and not "will remain". Still it was both luck it wasn't archived before removal and awesome because you asked politely and the site owner was awesome to remove it. I haven't had the same luck with one tiny thing I asked to be removed. Nothing serious though. It is an e-mail address that was posted publicly and ensued a spammer hell in my inbox, now mostly under control.